The Resource Fantasy and Mimesis : Responses to Reality in Western Literature

Fantasy and Mimesis : Responses to Reality in Western Literature

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Fantasy and Mimesis : Responses to Reality in Western Literature
Title
Fantasy and Mimesis
Title remainder
Responses to Reality in Western Literature
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since Plato and Aristotle's declaration of the essence of literature as imitation, western narrative has been traditionally discussed in mimetic terms. Marginalized fantasy- the deliberate from reality - has become the hidden face of fiction, identified by most critics as a minor genre. First published in 1984, this book rejects generic definitions of fantasy, arguing that it is not a separate or even separable strain in literary practice, but rather an impulse as significant as that of mimesis. Together, fantasy and mimesis are the twin impulses behind literary creation. In an analysis tha
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
809.3/876
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.F34
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Revivals
Label
Fantasy and Mimesis : Responses to Reality in Western Literature
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I: Literature and the representation of reality: a new approach to fantasy and mimesis; Introduction; 1 Critical approaches to fantasy; The disenfranchisement of fantasy; Exclusive definitions; Inclusive definition; Assumptions about literature; 2 Historical perspectives on fantasy and realism; Traditional society and traditional literatures; Skepticism and the growth of realism; The limits of realism; Beyond the void
  • Cosmological didacticism6 Literature of disillusion: making reality unknowable; The limits of individual perspective; The inadequacies of communication; Our limitations as human animals; Skewed worlds; Literature of unresolved contradictions; Part III: The functions of fantasy: why use fantasy?; Introduction; 7 Fantasy as a function of form; Fantasy, modes, and genres; Fantasy and the parts of narrative; Fantasy in lyric, drama, and beyond; Degree of dislocation and techniques for introducing it; 8 The problem of meaning and the power of fantasy; Man as teleological animal
  • Latent fantasy contentPatent fantastic images; Synergistic interaction between images; Meaning in mythological images; Literature as a meaning-giving experience; Notes; Index
  • Part II: Responses to reality: how is fantasy used?Introduction; 3 Literature of illusion: invitations to escape reality; The pastoral: retreat from society; Adventure: refuge in daydreams; Indulgence in the amusing and the farcical; Puzzlement and pleasing jeopardy: the reader at a stimulating disadvantage; The pleasures of literary escape; 4 Literature of vision: introducing new realities; The creation of augmented worlds; The creation of new worlds by subtraction and erasure; Contrastive interpretations of reality; 5 Literature of revision: programs for improving reality; Moral didacticism
Control code
ocn886110949
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317638537
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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634422
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.b34543624
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886110949
  • pebco1315759225

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